Friday, March 19, 2010

I made this!

To be completely honest with you, I cannot believe I made this.

The clothes I make are usually unstructured, make it up as I go along, skirts, dresses and pants.

But this is something else entirely. This is a reversible/lined winter jacket. This is something I would admire in a shop and not even contemplate trying to work out how it was made, to copy it.

The Uptown Girl by Make it Perfect pattern is fantastic! I followed it down to the pressing open of the seams and clipping of the curved seam allowances and it worked.

I made Miss Pepper a size three which is a bit big for her at the moment but will last longer.

I also used iron on interfacing that I had left over from my hat making mania last year that was probably a bit stiff for this project but I have a feeling a machine wash will soften it.

The big girls have put in an order each which is always a good indication of how successful a project is, so it looks like I'll be scaling the pattern up to fit sizes six and nine.

Oh yeah and I still have to find a big button and sew a button hole to replace the safety pin for the closure and then crochet a trim for the plain side.

I hope you have a fantastic, sunshiney weekend. XX

66 comments:

  1. Very cute! She looks darling! And even though you followed a pattern, you still put your special touch on the project with your patchwork of fabrics.

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  2. This little jacket is so sweet and I love the way you made one side plain and the other side heaps of lovely patterns. I can see a new sewing project on the cards!
    Well done on your creation :)

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  3. So cute on Miss Pepper! I cant wait to see what trim you use too. I am sure the next 2 you make will be just as successful, and I love the colors too.

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  4. I'll say it again ....
    Clever clogs!!!

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  5. The jacket looks fantastic! You have done a wonderful job x

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  6. Oh my love love love love love. You are a genius.

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  7. ha! See!! Its is advanced! reversable Kate! REVERSABLE!!! that is fantastico!!! I love it!!!

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  8. Gosh! What a fantastic job you have done! How brave you are too to even begin such a difficult looking projects.

    What about a large self cover fabric button with print for the plain side and plain for the print side to match the cuffs? :)

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  9. Just a flash of the picture and I knew this was a Make it Perfect pattern. I have oogled their patterns many times! So cute! I am going to have to find where you are getting the cute sheets/fabric! Love the flowers!

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  10. What a gorgeous jacket! I love your fabric selection :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing Kate, your jacket is ADORABLE!!! I love it!

    Oh, and I am laughing at the pattern piece names now too...front bottom and back bottom...oh, dear...what was I thinking?!!! At least it made you smile while you were sewing!

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  12. how cute is that!? loving the hood

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  13. Nice job indeed! Love it more than the one I made last year. Its great how its plain one side and fun on the other.

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  14. wow kate thats wonderful! Amazing work. I would put in an order for one for me lol. Love the jacket and miss pepper

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  15. That's so cool! I have that pattern, and I even have fabric and lining to use! The aim is to have it done by the time the cool weather appears, but that might be sooner than I think! I love your fabric options, and I'm not surprised you've had orders for bigger ones :-)

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  16. It's very impressive. I want one! It looks very comfy - great effort.

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  17. Fabulous work, congratulations on your confidence, love Posie

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  18. Just gorgeous and what fabulous bright colours to brighten cold winter days....
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  19. senbloodysational..you sewing godess you.

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  20. Well done you. This is so cute and professional looking and I just love the fabrics together.
    Jak x

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  21. WOW. Well done it looks fantastic! Any desire to scale it up to your size???

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  22. WOW. Well done it looks fantastic! Any desire to scale it up to your size???

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  23. oh my goodness! That is so cute!

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  24. Hey Kate, I can see why Pepper loves her jacket,that purple is the most beautiful colour. Hope you had a happy day, did Bren tell you about the car that almost backed over me & Rosie in the Coles carpark?! Ahh! xo

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  25. I have the girls and boys one sitting here - really should start doing somethig for the cooler months:)

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  26. Oh. my. freaking. goodness.

    Love it!

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  27. The jacket is one of the most beautiful i have seen in a long time.
    -love it- Good job:)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Cecilie

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  28. Perfection!!! I Love it, grea job and post another pic when your finished with all the fixin's :P

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  29. No offense to your sewing skills but I reckon the darling Miss Pepper could wear a hessian sack and make it look adorable!
    Seriously though, I have a phobia of following a pattern so I commend you on the completion of this project! It looks amazing, I can't believe it's reversible too, that must have been tricky! And they always have to be big, don't they, to fir the extra layers underneath.
    She's a lucky girl that Pepper!

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  30. Beautiful coat! BTW, our children now want purple carrots in our garden. Any hints on where to find such in the US?

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  31. Kate it's just amazing and gorgeous!!! You are soo unbelievable clever, and you know what I can totally believe you made this, because you are so talented,
    xoxo

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  32. I'm inspired!! i think I need to have a go too. The owlets would love this.

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  33. Supremely excellent work. I'm a hack seamstress too, but this reminds me of the joy that can be found in making something with all those professional little touches... (I've done it about once in my sewing life)... It's gorgeous Kate, well done well done well done!

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  34. wow - it looks fantastic!
    it looks rather complicated though - i've never made jackets....
    i love the florally side
    l
    x

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  35. You did a brilliant job, it looks adorable. I love the fact that it's reversible. Great job!

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  36. This is a fabulous achievement Kate!I have looked at this particular pattern and thought that looks like a beautiful jacket but was never as brave as you!:)Well done!

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  37. Beautiful jacket! I have sewing envy :-) Well Done!

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  38. wow Kate what can I say, the jacket is absolutely gorgeous you have done an AMAZING job it is so pretty and looks so snuggly on Pepper, the mixture of vintage sheets looks brilliant. I am the opposite to you I used to in another lifetime use patterns and make clothes for work, I haven't done it for years now and don't think I could except I make really easy pants and tops I seem to have developed ADD with age!!!!!!!
    ps I took a photo that might just be ok xx

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  39. Beutiful! I really love the old florals in there. :)

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  40. I just love it! Beautiful and practical, doesn't get any better!

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  41. It is just gorgeous, just like the little model. Wish i could wear lilac cord and patchwork....sigh....without looking ridiculous that is!

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  42. WOW what funky winter jacket! love the colour combo you have choosen well done it looks fantastic!

    thanks for your lovely comments on my giveaway post I appreciate them
    xxx

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  43. Um. Super awesome land.
    Yep. You are great, Kate. xx

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  44. Sew clever indeed and such beautiful fabric combos!

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  45. Super-cute and inspiring! Good work! I recognize well the "fear" of complicated patterns and how this often leads to actually much more challeging (but more fun) inventions of own solutions. But, the results can then be pretty unexpected...

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  46. Cripes! In my book this makes you PROFESH. I imagine you desperate for cooler weather and rightly so. Inspired stuff...

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  47. Wow that is fantastic - I love all the vintage fabric you've used together - love it!

    Those make it perfect patterns really are, well perfect.

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  48. Nice one! I love the colours and the patterns. Looks really professional. Sounds like a great pattern!

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  49. hey hey! They look awesome and I like it the more I look at it! :)

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  50. That is gorgeous Kate! Congrats on finishing something os satisfying. Best part is she will wear it all winter long and you'll be able to enjoy and appreciate your hard work. Nothing like a project made with love .xo m.

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  51. Bravo - loving the fabric choices. So super funky. Awesome!

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  52. That's gorgeous! I'm so impressed. Wish I could sew now...

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  53. Wow....Bloody good job there kate!!!

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  54. It's gorgeous Kate. Well done. Nothing beats a bit of self discovery and a perfectly finished project!

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  55. I tell you - jackets are the best fun ever! Looks amazing

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